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19/01/18

Retweetd From Julia Quick

Recognise what they do well. Often. Talk about them positively to ensure they develop positive self-image.

18/01/18

Retweetd From HAGR Performing Arts

Two music classes joined to make a band of 50 kids! Playing Living on a Prayer to brighten up our Thursday morning. They are concentrating faces (not miserable ones- we promise!) https://t.co/IgMjqHRSEJ

18/01/18

Retweetd From Middle Park Primary

Year 6 are stretching their brains around algebra this morning with Mrs Lewis from We love challenging ourselves! https://t.co/1C5Nbzdonn

16/01/18

Retweetd From HAGR Performing Arts

Jam band auditions sounding amazing . List up tomorrow! https://t.co/3GiN7ZzTtb

13/01/18

Thanks...hope you're well!!

12/01/18

Congratulations to former pupil Ibrahim Mohamed, accepted at Oxford University to study Maths.

12/01/18

Retweetd From Greenwich Netball

Huge well done to all Year 10 and 11 teams who took part in their Greenwich Netball Tournament at Eltham Hill today. A remarkable achievement and milestone for Netball in Greenwich with no less than 8 teams taking part

11/01/18

Retweetd From Schools Plus Ltd

We have a newly installed fully floodlit 3G Pitch available at . Get in touch to view the facility or booked in! https://t.co/eY0TqSW1SO

10/01/18

Congratulations to Mohammed Begi who has just been accepted at Oxford University to read History and Politics. Seriously proud of you.

10/01/18

We are very excited about our trip to tomorrow. Pupils will be writing short stories inspired by an exhibition of Charles II’s original artwork. We are grateful to for their support.

05/01/18

The on-site nursery is privately run by an outstanding provider and took a year to set up. Only started in Sept, for community as well as staff who get a reduced rate. Happy to discuss details - email the Principal through our website.

05/01/18

Agreed - we have a nursery on site... one of the best decisions we've made. Plus we give new fathers two weeks paternity instead of the usual one - supporting dads important too :)

05/01/18

Want to join a school with fantastic staff morale, great training and a healthy life/work balance? We're looking for an MFL teacher and a Science teacher for Sept. https://t.co/9cGEWTJOPC

04/01/18

Retweetd From HAGR Performing Arts

What a way to kick off the term with 2 music classes coming together for whole class band . Music making for the masses! https://t.co/SI3WSXU34N

25/12/17

Merry Christmas everyone!

23/12/17

Retweetd From Daryn

This, my friends, is how you start a book.... https://t.co/DO3tpbfLWN

20/12/17

Great fun on last day: songs, mince pies and some bubbles. Merry Christmas from x https://t.co/DVVERAwHuD

19/12/17

Our newsletter this term: https://t.co/CBdsoda0Hy

19/12/17

Retweetd From HAGR Performing Arts

Amazing performance in achievement assembly from our year 9 composition to round off a fantastic term here at . Happy holidays everyone! https://t.co/Sr8N7rWfXm

18/12/17

Retweetd From Middle Park Primary

And thanks to Ms Lewis and our sixth form volunteers for everything you have done for us this term. We 💙 https://t.co/Reop51dQ4y

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

SEN & Disabilities

Information on where the Local Authority’s Local Offer can be found at: http://www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk/info/200034/disabilities/1671/about_the_local_offer

All students have the right to achieve their maximum academic and social potential.   At the Academy we believe that all students have learning differences rather than learning difficulties and it is our policy to identify and assess these differences and ensure that learning is supported and differentiated to ensure outstanding progress is made by all students.

We offer a range of support to develop teachers expertise and additional support within the classroom, which includes: drop-in sessions, in class training and observations from the SENCO, as  well as specialist advice/input within the classroom.  We also have a learning resource base in the Academy where students can access specialist intervention as appropriate.

We can offer you detailed provision maps of what Harris Academy Greenwich can currently offer for your child, depending on their needs and the support they require. If you have any additional questions, concerns or worries, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the SEND team.

The SENCO is Mr Dan Sofianos
Contact details: 0208 859 0133
Email: d.sofianos@harrisgreenwich.org.uk

The Assistant SENCO is Mrs Nikki Williams
Contact details: 0208 859 0133

Email: n.williams@harrisgreenwich.org.uk

Harris Academy Greenwich's vision for pupils with SEND

Harris Academy Greenwich is committed to providing an appropriate and high quality education for all children. We believe that all children, including those identified as having Special Educational Needs as well as every other student, have a common entitlement to a broad and balanced academic and social curriculum. This curriculum should be accessible to them, and they will be fully included in all aspects of Academy life. We recognise that pupils learn at different rates and that there are many factors affecting achievement, including ability, emotional state, age and maturity. We are particularly aware of the needs of our pupils, for whom maturity is a crucial factor in terms of readiness to learn. We believe that many pupils, at some time in their Academy career, may experience difficulties which affect their learning, and we recognise that these may be long or short term. At the Academy we aim to identify these needs as they arise and provide teaching and learning contexts which enable every child to achieve to his or her full potential.

It is also worth noting that from 1st September 2014, there are some changes to SEN legislation, following the Children’s and Families Act 2014. A summary of key changes are below, but please visit the link at the bottom of the page for further information.


The SEN Code of Practice key changes

The Code of Practice (2014) covers the 0-25 age range and includes guidance relating to disabled children and young people as well as those with SEN

  • There is a clearer focus on the participation of children and young people and parents in decision-making at individual and strategic levels
  • There is a stronger focus on high aspirations and on improving outcomes for children and young people
  • It includes guidance on the joint planning and commissioning of services to ensure close co-operation between education, health and social care
  • It includes guidance on publishing a Local Offer of support for children and young people with SEN or disabilities
  •  For children and young people with more complex needs a co-ordinated assessment process and the new 0-25 Education, Health and Care plan (EHC plan) replace statements and Learning Difficulty Assessments (LDAs)
  • There is a greater focus on support that enables those with SEN to succeed in their education and make a successful transition to adulthood

To see the new SEN Code of Guidance 2014, please visit https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/325875/SEND-Code_of_Practice-June2014.pdf

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